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Eleventy-million and counting

Herein, a story about driv... I mean, apples. "And people wondered why other people, who weren't buying near as many apples, were making pies and cider and delicious things from their apples, and didn't have piles of stinking, rotting apples laying around their terminals ... I mean, their kitchens."...

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Driver shortage alarm, redux part 2: Bills in Ohio would subsidize ‘cheap labor’

Ohio bills would funnel taxpayer money to driver-training efforts and "put the Ohio taxpayers on the hook for subsidizing cheap labor," notes small fleet owner Monte Wiederhold. Also, video, audio: Crank it up with Scott Reed's tuned 750-hp Cat in the Wheeling tunnel on I-70.

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POLL: Your first contact with your current leasing/employing carrier?

Leased/company drivers, where did your first awareness/contact of the company you're leased to or work for today come? Were you referred by a friend or a fellow driver with the company, catch an online advertisement that spurred further action, or something else?

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Averitt Express recognized for hiring military veterans

Averitt says more than 20 percent of its current employees have served in the military, and the company has also pledged to hire 1,200 more veterans by 2020.

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So you want to be treated like a professional …

Defining "attitude," and Wendy's talk with a driver/company recruiter with a simple message for truckers: “All these drivers who want to be considered professionals should stop shooting themselves in the foot by doing things that aren't professional.”

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Where the drivers are — Job application density by state, 2008-2015

These interactive driver population heat maps show the total CDL-holding driver applicants per capita, by resident state of the applicant, incoming to BestDriverJobs.com and network sites. Change in the maps between 2008-15 illustrate economic ups and downs affecting trucking over those years.

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Keeping the small fleet ‘family’ happy: Pay, equipment, home time

Small-fleet owners use good pay, equipment and home time to attract loyal drivers. They say those are the bedrocks of retention, the top employment issue named in a recent Overdrive survey.

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POLL: Small fleet owners, where do you most-often find your driver candidates?

If you've been in the position of hiring a driver, what most commonly generates the successful job candidate -- direct referrals of various natures, ads in local or far-flung places or something else entirely? Weigh in here.

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U.S. Xpress launches military hiring initiative, unveils custom-designed tractors

The U.S. Xpress fleet handed three solo drivers and three teams -- all with military veterans among them -- the keys to six patriotically decorated trucks at an event at Chattanooga headquarters launching a new military hiring initiative.

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Driver before the truck in small fleet expansion

If the truck procurement/driver employment situation in small fleet expansion presents a chicken-egg type conundrum, operators would do well to focus on the driver first.

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